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How to include database data within the e-mail receipt AND carry over form data?

Thread began 8/27/2015 4:49 am by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 8/31/2015 3:18 pm by Ray Borduin | 652 views | 7 replies |

Nathon Jones Web Design

How to include database data within the e-mail receipt AND carry over form data?

I'm using the WebAssist > Create Email Message behaviour to send an e-mail to the customer on completion of an UPDATE form.

The UPDATE form simply changes one of the product's values in the product table whereas the rest of the form is the customers contact details.

I am carrying over product data in the redirect section of the UPDATE behaviour to my confirmation page (on which Universal Email resides) as follows:

$UpdateGoTo = "reserve-whisky-cask-confirm.php?wbid=".($rsCASKINFO->getColumnVal("wbprodID"))  ."&cask=".($rsCASKINFO->getColumnVal("wbprodTITLE"))  ."&caskno=".($rsCASKINFO->getColumnVal("wbprodCASKNO"))  ."&caskprice=".($rsCASKINFO->getColumnVal("wbprodPRICE"))  ."";



What I'd like to do is just carry over the product ID so that I can create a recordset on the confirmation page AND include data from that recordset in the Universal Email email that's sent out. I'm using a separate file, reservecaskreceipt.php, as the template for the Universal Email body.

I can create the recordset on the confirmation page but when I include database data in reservecaskreceipt.php I get the following error:

Notice: Undefined variable: rsCASKINFO in /home/linweb39/n/nathonjoneswebdesign.co.uk/user/htdocs/whiskybroker/reservecaskreceipt.php on line 18

Fatal error: Call to a member function getColumnVal() on a non-object in /home/linweb39/n/nathonjoneswebdesign.co.uk/user/htdocs/whiskybroker/reservecaskreceipt.php on line 18



So I assumed that I'd need to include the database connection script and recordset on the reservecaskreceipt.php page too:

<?php require_once('Connections/csdbmysqli.php'); ?>
<?php require_once('webassist/mysqli/rsobj.php'); ?>
<?php
$rsCASKINFO = new WA_MySQLi_RS("rsCASKINFO",$csdbmysqli,1);
$rsCASKINFO->setQuery("SELECT wbprodID, wbprodTITLE, wbprodPRICE, wbprodCASKNO FROM WBproducts WHERE wbprodID = ?");
$rsCASKINFO->bindParam("i", "".(isset($_GET['wbid'])?$_GET['wbid']:"") ."", "-1"); //WAQB_Param1
$rsCASKINFO->execute();
?>



However this then produces the following error:

Notice: Undefined variable: csdbmysqli in /home/linweb39/n/nathonjoneswebdesign.co.uk/user/htdocs/whiskybroker/reservecaskreceipt.php on line 4

Fatal error: Call to a member function Prepare() on a non-object in /home/linweb39/n/nathonjoneswebdesign.co.uk/user/htdocs/whiskybroker/webassist/mysqli/rsobj.php on line 155



...and I reach a dead end on this part of it. :(

However, I also need to carry over the remaining form data - the customers contact information - so that it's included in the Universal Email body and had the following within my reservecaskreceipt.php template page:

<?php echo((isset($_POST["resvcaskNAME"]))?$_POST["resvcaskNAME"]:"") ?>
<?php echo((isset($_POST["resvcaskNAME"]))?$_POST["resvcaskPHONE"]:"") ?>
<?php echo((isset($_POST["resvcaskNAME"]))?$_POST["resvcaskEMAIL"]:"") ?>



...etc.

But these values do not appear to be carried over from the UPDATE form. If it's just a standard form-to-email then it works but I'm assuming that it doens't because I'm using an UPDATE form and in the process of doing the UPDATE it wipes the form values?

...again I reach a dead end.

How do I include recordset data AND the submitted form data on my reservecaskreceipt.php template page?
Much appreciated.
NJ

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Nathon Jones Web Design

So I trawled through the forum here and added this to the top of my reservecaskreceipt.php template page:

<?php
global $rsCASKINFO;
?>



rsCASKINFO being the recordset that's on my confirmation page.

I can now include recordset data in my Universal Email email body:
<?php echo($rsCASKINFO->getColumnVal("wbprodTITLE")); ?> ...etc.

Bingo! However I still can't seem to carry over the remaining form data - the customer's contact details:
<?php echo((isset($_POST["resvcaskNAME"]))?$_POST["resvcaskNAME"]:"") ?> ...etc.

Will keep trawling but if anyone has an answer to this I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.
NJ

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Post data is always global. Are you sure you are using the correct form element names? Is your form method="post" ? is the form submitting directly to the page that sends the email without redirecting to it?

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Nathon Jones Web Design

Yes, I'm sure of that.

The form has Server Validation on it, on the same page, because it's an UPDATE form and I've made sure that the Server Validation behaviour code is above the UPDATE behaviour code so that it runs before the UPDATE occurs.

The form isn't submitting directly to the page that sends the e-mail because it's doing a Server Validation and an UPDATE first, and then redirecting, via the UPDATE behaviour, to the page that sends the e-mail which I've simplified to:

$UpdateGoTo = "reserve-whisky-cask-confirm.php?wbid=".($rsCASKINFO->getColumnVal("wbprodID"))  ."";



I attach three pages.
reserve-whisky-cask.php - the page with the form
reserve-whisky-cask-confirm.php - the page that the UPDATE behaviour directs to.
reservecaskreceipt.php - the email template

Thank you.
NJ

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Get rid of the redirect on update and add the email server behavior to that page and redirect after the email is sent instead. That way the form post will be available in the email body.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

Done...and now the form post data doesn't display the form post information on the confirmation page. See attached. :(

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Form data is only available on the page specified as the action page of the form.

If you want to persist form data across a redirect you can use the webassist "Persist Form" server behavior to store it into the session.

Another option would be to apply the Validation, Update and email server behaviors on the confirm page and update the form action to submit to that page directly.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

Originally Said By: Ray Borduin
  Another option would be to apply the Validation, Update and email server behaviors on the confirm page and update the form action to submit to that page directly.  



This fixed it. Thank you Ray.
NJ

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